senate Bill S6067

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to awards of grants from the beginning farmers NY fund

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 18, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Apr 02, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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May 18, 2021 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S6067
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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: May 18, 2021

S6067 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8073
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §16-w, UDC Act

S6067 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to eligibility and criteria for awards of grants from the beginning farmers NY fund; includes priority for applicants who are economically disadvantaged or socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers.

S6067 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6067 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6067
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               April 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
   and Commissions
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the urban development corporation act, in relation to
   the beginning farmers NY fund
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 16-w of section 1 of chap-
 ter 174 of the laws of 1968, constituting the urban  development  corpo-
 ration  act,  subdivision 2 as amended by section 1 of part W of chapter
 58 of the laws of 2016, and subdivision 3 as amended  by  section  1  of
 part  FF  of  chapter  58  of  the  laws of 2015, are amended to read as
 follows:
   2. The corporation shall consult with the  department  of  agriculture
 and  markets  in order to establish such criteria governing the award of
 grants as authorized herein, as the corporation and such department deem
 necessary. Such criteria shall include, but not be limited  to,  farmers
 who  have  not  produced an "agricultural product" as defined by section
 three hundred twenty-eight of the agriculture and markets law, for  more
 than  ten  consecutive  years, and who will materially and substantially
 participate in the production of an agricultural product within a region
 of the state.  SUCH CRITERIA SHALL ALSO INCLUDE PRIORITY FOR  APPLICANTS
 WHO  ARE  ECONOMICALLY  DISADVANTAGED  OR WHO ARE SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED
 FARMERS OR RANCHERS AS DEFINED BY 7 U.S.C. §2279(A).
   3. Appropriations to the beginning farmers NY fund may be used for the
 following purposes:
   (a) to assist farmers in demonstrating innovative  agricultural  tech-
 niques  including,  but  not  limited  to, organic farming and specialty
 crops.
   (b) capital grants in accordance with a business plan to improve  farm
 profitability.  Upon  completion of such business plan, recipients shall
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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